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09/25/2010 - 12:30pm
Sox expected to announce Lopez deal today

NEW YORK -- According to a baseball source, infielder Felipe Lopez is expected to join the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, where he will make his new deal with the team official.

 

Lopez had been placed on release waivers by the St. Louis Cardinals earlier in the week after hitting .231/.310/.340/.651 for the Cardinals with seven homers and 36 RBI in 109 games. The Cardinals released him after he arrived late to the ballpark prior to a game, something that both St. Louis manager Tony LaRussa and GM John Mozielak said had occurred on multiple occasions.

 

The Padres claimed the versatile 30-year-old in order to strengthen their bench following the season-ending injury to Jerry Hairston Jr. But rather than join the Padres for the final days of the regular season, Lopez -- who would have been ineligible for the postseason roster should the Padres reach the playoffs -- instead rejected the claim in order to...

09/25/2010 - 10:59am
Savard: 'I'm obviously a little ways away'

Talking to reporters at TD Garden Saturday morning, Bruins forward Marc Savard addressed his status, having been sidelined with post-concussion syndrome. "I'm obviously a little ways a way," he said. "I'm taking my time this season. It's probably my own fault. I might have come back a little too soon last year." Savard suffered the concussion on March 7 after a hit from Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke, returning for the Bruins' second-round playoff series against Philadelphia.

 

Savard (who now has three concussions) said that he failed an impact test administered by the team Sept. 17, and still has no timetable regarding when he might be able to return. As for the trade rumors his name has been attached to this offseason, he said, "It's part of the business. I'm a veteran so I know people are going to talk about that stuff. But this is where I want to be ... I wanted to finish here, and I still want to finish here....

09/25/2010 - 8:59am
Patriots recap: Getting ready for the Bills

So how do the Patriots cope with the devastating loss of Kevin Faulk? How do they bounce back from a horrific second half against the Jets? And how do the Patriots manage not to take the 0-2 Bills lightly?  Here is everything that has happened leading into Sunday's game, and what you might need to know to prepare for the big game on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Gillette Stadium:

 

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09/24/2010 - 11:33pm
Source: Sox agree to deal with Felipe Lopez

NEW YORK -- According to a major league source, utility infielder Felipe Lopez has agreed on a deal with the Red Sox after electing to reject a waiver claim by the San Diego Padres. News of Lopez' deal with the Sox was first reported by CBSSports.com.

 

Lopez had been placed on release waivers by the St. Louis Cardinals earlier in the week after hitting .231/.310/.340/.651 for the Cardinals with seven homers and 36 RBI in 109 games. The Padres claimed the versatile 30-year-old, but he instead rejected the claim in order to elect free agency and come to an agreement with the Sox.

 

Lopez could project as a Type B free agent, meaning that if the Sox were to offer him arbitration and he were to turn down that offer to sign elsewhere this offseason, he could net the team a compensatory draft pick.

 

Multiple Red Sox...

09/24/2010 - 11:12pm
Saltalamacchia done for season

NEW YORK -- Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia said after Friday night's game that he has been shut down for the duration of the 2010 season due to a left thumb injury. The switch-hitting catcher, who was acquired from the Rangers at the July 31 trade deadline, said that he had been playing through discomfort that he incurred while playing for Texas' Triple-A affiliate in July.

 

The 25-year-old had intended to keep playing through the injury, but after experiencing what he described as "off and on" recurrence of discomfort, he told the Sox training staff and manager Terry Francona about the thumb. He said that even though he wanted to play, the team decided to shut him down for the rest of 2010.

 

"I told them I still wanted to play, but they felt it was better to just shut it down, see what’s wrong with it, make sure it’s nothing serious," said Saltalamacchia. "This offseason...

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